Discusses topics including factor analysis vs. cluster analysis, analysis of Q correlation matrices, ipsativity and factor analysis, and tests for the significance of a correlation matrix prior to application of factor-analytic techniques. Techniques for factor extraction discussed include principal components, canonical factor analysis, alpha factor analysis, principal factors and image factor analysis, and multimethod factor analysis. (26 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- counseling research & factor analysis